Rockwood Cinema Review: Hysteria -The Def Leppard Story (2001)

Actors playing the band Def Leppard pose for a backstage photo from the movie.

In our next Rock & Roll movie review, we take a look at the Def Leppard bio-pic, Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story (2001). Before Motley Crue's recent Netflix movie bio-pic, The Dirt (2019), there was Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story (2001). Before streaming, this made-for-TV-movie focuses on one of the most recognizable names in rock …

Bands In The Woods Wednesday: Joe Walsh and James Gang

Black and white photo of James Gang (featuring Joe Walsh) in a snowy wooded area on motorcycles.

The photo that accompanied every copy of "Rides Again" (1970) of James Gang out in the woods on motorcycles. Joe Walsh is the only cool Eagle in my books. Just watch The Eagles documentary, History of the Eagles (which is only a little less funnier than This Is Spinal Tap) and you know that he …

Board Game Review: This Game Goes To Eleven (2019)

This Game Goes To Eleven cards fanned out on wooden surface.

Rock and Roll and card games, two fun and interesting things on their own but combined into one is like a gift from the gods for cottagemixtape.com. I am talking about the card game This Game Goes To Eleven by Gamewright. The title an obvious nod to one of the greatest rock mockumentaries of all …

40 Years Later: Def Leppard’s Logo Still Inspiring Greek Restaurants Across the World

Def Leppard Logo next to Greek restaurant sign with similar shaped letters

Who would have thought that Def Leppard's logo, debuting more than 40 years ago on the "On Through The Night" album, would go on to inspire countless Greek restaurants' logos?They too would adopt that pointy style font for their logos, as if to say 'Def, we hear ya.' More jokes at Rock and Roll's expense:• …

Rockwood Cinema Review: A Band Called Death – Before There Was Punk (2013)

Bobby Hackney vocalist and bassist for Death. "Imagine it taking 35 Years. I don't know a story like that." - Brian Spears, manager In our first Rock & Roll Movie Review (which is long overdue, since we have only been doing outdoor-themed movies thus far), we take a look at the compelling rock documentary Death: …